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Mike Hawley Memorial

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Date: Aug 01 2022 3:26 PM

CW4 Michael Warren “Mike” Hawley (U.S. Army Ret.), a resident of Dothan, passed away on Tuesday, August

21, 2018 from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash in Granger, TX.

Mike was born August 14, 1960 in Seattle, WA and spent the early part of his life in West Seattle. He was a

1978 graduate of West Seattle High School and attended South Seattle Community College and received his

Bachelors degree from Excelsior College and was currently working on a Masters degree. Following school,

he joined the U.S. Army 2nd Battalion Rangers then later left and re-signed as a Warrant Officer and attended

flight school. He served as a helicopter pilot for over 20 years prior to his retirement. Mike was enjoying his

military retirement working as a part-time contract helicopter instructor in Texas. He has resided in Dothan

since 2006 and was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, and loved smoking a good cigar.

Mike’s career highlights as a pilot are as follows: B Co., 2nd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 75th Infantry (Ranger),

(SOCOM) Ft. Lewis, WA, Special Operations Infantryman; B Co, 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR (Special Operations

Aviation Regiment), Ft. Campbell, KY, AH-6J Special Operations Pilot;); 1-14th Aviation Training Battalion,

Ft. Rucker, AL, Senior Instructor PiloUMaster Gunner - OH58D(R); 1-17th Air Cavalry Squadron Fort

Bragg, NC; 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Standardization Instructor Pilot -

OH-58D(R); Blackwater Aviation, Baghdad, Iraq, Lead Pilot - MD-530F; DynCorp, Kabul, Afghanistan (Special

Mission Wing) Counter Narco-Terrorism Program, Standardization Instructor Pilot - Russian Mi-17; Utility

Aviation, Brunner Aerospace, Georgetown, TX, Senior Instructor Pilot - MD-530F.

Survivors include his wife, Tonisha Hawley; his daughters, Audrey Hawley, Alexandria Hawley, and Heather


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